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.s. threats and vows to continue. >> kristen: president obama is putting the finishing touches on the state of the union tonight. he is expected to focus on jobs but also on gun control and a new development this morning in afghanistan. karen travevs joins us live from washington. >> reporter: good morning. the white house is looking at inauguration state of the union as two acts in the same play. first speech laid out the vision and now he will layout the game plan. >> tonight president obama launches his second term policy agenda and no surprise, it will be heavily focused on the economy. >> you will hear an outline for his plan to create jobs and grow the middle-class. >> to do that he will call for a new program, new spending as way to stimulate growth and republicans will say washington cannot just cut it's a way to prosperity. president obama has a key theme from his reelection campaign. >> he will focus the proposal to help the middle-class grow and help the economy. >> looming in the near future those automatic spending cuts that congress delayed at new year's to avoid the fiscal cl
. for more on ways to pay, go to abcnews.com and click on "see it on tv." >> president obama's popularity among those in california is climbing above 60 percent for the first time since 2009. a poll released shows 62 percent of registered voters approve of president obama's job performance and that is up from 58 percent in september. the poll found california people are more optimistic of the direction in which the country is headed. abc7 news anchor dan ashley is the only bay area journal list to interview president obama today at the white house. his report live from washington, dc, start airing tonight on our newscast going at 5:00 p.m. here on abc7 news. dan is also tweeting from washington. before dan got down to business this morning he spent time with the first dog, tweeting this picture of him and bo on the south lawn of the white house. dan got to meet bo? >> can't wait to see the report. still ahead, new developments on the grounding of the boeing dreamliner airplane with a fix being presented to solve a potentially dangerous battery issue. and the latest on what rescue crews fo
iran. at time u.s. officials admitted the drone was missing. president obama asked iran to return it. >> president obama says the new pick for the c.i.a. chief will face a lot of questions for the drone warm. john brennan will testify in half an hour. he is expected to be grilled about strikes targeting terrorists overseas. >> boeing 787 dreamliner has safely landed in washington in the first test flight since the fleet was grounded around the world. the jet flew from texas with a skeletal crew and landed in the past hour at boeing facility in washington state. the flight is happening as a federal safety official urges the government to revoke approval for the batteries used in the dreamliner. several jets had fired sparked by the we batteries. a boeing official says it will not talk about compensating affected airlines until after the grounded jets are back in service. >> mike nicco is right when he predicted the rain. >> it was much needed. we have breaks in the cloud cover. the second round will come in tonight and it could be interesting with lightning, thunder, small hail and sn
a nice ring to it. [ male announcer ] only from at&t. ♪ >> president obama is taking the state of the union message on the road. right now the president is in north carolina. he is visiting an auto factory in asheville to reinforce the economic proposal tonight. that stop is part of a tour to rally support including job creation and boosting manufacturing and raising the minimum wage. >> in the wealthiest nation in earth no one who work tonight full time should have to live in poverty and raise the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour. >> president obama is getting ready to unveil an executive order today to protect computer network tonight from cyber attack. the white house says it will be the most comprehensive plan, yet, for confronting electronic attack. >> nothing has frustrated me more than what the president laid out tonight, the choice tonight. >> that is senator rubio causing a buzz on social media when he took a water break in the middle of the republican response to the president's speech. in seconds twitter blew up with comment tonight and joke tonight. rubio poked fu
network, a connection your whole house can count on. ♪ >> president obama is trying to avert automatic spending cuts kicking in on friday. president obama tried to rally the nation's governors do put pressure on congress in hopes of asiding $85 billion in automatic cuts. governor brown attended the luncheon at the white house where the president reiterated the cuts will slow the economy. >> this morning, you received a report outlining exactly how the cuts will harm middle-class families in your states. thousands of teachers and educators will be laid off. tens of thousands of parents have to deal with finding child care. >> congress is back in session today. lawmakers are unlikely to meet compromises. >> new this morning, another big name retailer is now fallen victim to europe's horse meat scandal. ikea stopped trading the meatballs in 21 european countries after discovering traces of authority meat in them. inspectors in czech republic found evidence of the horse meat in the frozen meatball supply and a spokesman says the tainted meatballs are not sold in the united states. >> a stu
change your genes. >> first lady reveals the real source of president obama's gray hair and what she is telling robin roberts about life in the white house. ron: years ago i made a promise to provide the best for my family, in sickness and in health. carol and i needed help figuring out what's covered by medicare and what's not. so we turned to the same folks we've relied on for health insurance all these years. announcer: ron and carol called anthem blue cross and found an affordable medicare supplement insurance plan that pays for many of the costs that original medicare won't. now they have the confidence to keep making memories for years to come. choose from options like plans with deductibles as low as $0 and $0 for coinsurance. plus get protection from high out of pocket costs. get the freedom to keep your own doctors that you know and trust. and even get stand alone prescription drug plans for brand name and generic prescription drugs at more than 54,000 pharmacies across the country. if you're eligible for medicare or will be soon we'll help you find a plan that fits your nee
dc, right now, for an interview with president obama. he will speak with the president athite house tomrow. thepos fro wasngton begin night at 5:00 right here on abc7 news. >> a lot of tears were shed in south africa today at oscar pistorius' bail hearing and at his girlfriend's funeral. the ade ruer isccused o premedated muer. therare sprising ne same >>e hear t different stories this morni about what happene inside osc pistorius' hou vantins da the dailser only vealed inetween brakes i the bail hearing. oscar pistorius broke down sobbing several times forcing thjudge to stop the precedings d tellim to cpose himsf. oscar ptorius sai he st hi girlfriend on accident, and these s filled with horror and fearwhen he realized whate had done. in a stemenread by the lawyerhe said that he didn't have on his prosthetic legs and he felt vulnerable and thought there was an intruder in the bathroom. >> i he never seen him show an angry sider lo h teer. it is jus he is incdibly kind and gentle and that is the way i know him. >> the prosecution says oscar pistorius took the time to put on his gs
having them. >> president obama says that civil rights icon rosa parks has taken her rightful place among those who have shaped the course of american history. the president and congressional leaders unveiled a statue at the capitol this morning, which portrays parks wearing a hat and clutching a purse. she refused to give up her seat to a white man on a bus. she was given a statue in stat statuary hall. >> when we come back i will tell you who is living through history right now, many cities, this is the dryest going to a year we have ever had. i will let you know about that and when the rain is coming back. >> plus, pope benedict's final farewell, what he tell the faithful during the last public appearance before stepping >> walnut creek, campbell, and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> not first time since the middle ages, a pope is choosing to say good by, pope benedict xvi bid final public farewell to the followers this morning after the vatican. tens of thousands packed st. support's square as he took the final ride in the popemobile receiving a long-standing ovation and drove
can count on. ♪ >> president obama meets congressional leaders tomorrow about the across-the-board cuts known as the sequester but leaders agree there is virtually no chance they will stop the cuts from going through. the $85 billion in cuts will cause flight delays because of fewer air traffic contrler and reduce vaccines for cldren, furlough federal workers. that is just a sample. the cuts take effect in less than 48 hours unless lawmakers can work out a last minute compromise. >> i have not seen things done in two days in washington, dc in some time, and on the other hand the good news is the public is paying attention to this. government spending has driven our national debt to over $16 trillion. that is more than $52,000 for every man, woman, and child in our country. i don't believe the debt is a result of insufficient taxation. >> foam's meeting is the first time this year the president is meeting with house and senate g.o.p. leaders. >> the federal workers are furloughed we will see painful impact here in the bay area. katie marzullo is live at the fell. ing in sa
] that has a nice ring to it. [ male announcer ] only from at&t. mrs. obama is always helping kids to exercise. it airs weeknights at 11:35 at new time. do you think you should throw in some vegetables? >> he will not go for it. >> mike nicco will be back before copd... i took my son fishing every year. we had a great spot, not easy to find, but worth it. but with copd making it hard to breathe, i thought those days might be over. so my doctor prescribed symbicort. it helps significantly improve my lung function starting within five minutes. symbicort doesn't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. with symbicort, today i'm breathing better. and that means...fish on! symbicort is for copd including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. it should not be taken more than twice a day. symbicort may increase your risk of lung infections, osteoporosis, and some eye problems. tell your doctor if you have a heart condition or high blood pressure before taking it. with copd, i thought i'd miss our family tradition. now symbicort significantly improves my lung function, starting within 5 m
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